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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Vogue 7975 Striped collarless jacket

I finished up my jacket today!  The pattern is Vogue 7975.  The jacket came together pretty quickly.  I love a collarless jacket for ease of sewing. 

I used large hooks and eyes for closure, but I think I prefer it open.  Maybe I would need more hooks and eyes to prevent gaping totally.  I used a rayon cream-colored lining.  Nothing exciting, but I didn't want to risk a color or pattern showing through the cream stripes. 

I was super careful about matching up stripes everywhere, and I think it shows.  I am SO proud of this jacket.  I think it looks super expensive.  I will probably mostly wear it with jeans this winter, but it would also be fantastic with a cream skirt for a formal look.

I think the camera angle is making the collar look a little uneven because I was super meticulous about getting that to line up perfectly (had to rip it out and restitch once).  The only thing I wish I'd done better is keeping the facing/lining from peeking out.  I understitched, so I'm not sure how to do this better without topstitching.  Any ideas?
 

8 comments:

Dilliander said...

Fabulous jacket Jenny! You did a great job matching the stripes too, especially on the princess seams and sleeves. I can see it dressed up or down, depending on the occasion :)

KellysUp to Something said...

I love it. You did an awesome job. Even creating your own striped fabric, I am going to have to borrow that idea.

Diana said...

It looks wonderful on you Jenny.No wonder you are proud and look so happy.The only thing I can think about keeping the lining from peeping out would be to make the lining a little narrower so it would force the outer layer to turn in. Just a thought.I don't see the lining in the photos though.

JanaL said...

Nice work! Stripes are never easy, and you did a very nice job with them. Hope you enjoy your beautiful jacket.

Lois Evensen said...

How pretty! Yes, stunning on you for sure! On me, not so much. ;) I'm just not a horizontal stripe person. Well, I like them, I just can't wear them. :)

Renee said...

Gorgeous jacket! You did a great job. I hope you enjoy wearing it and get all the comments it deserves!

Debbie Cook said...

That is a great jacket! I can't believe you made the stripes too ... saw the comment above and had to go look at past posts. You should be very proud of this, and how fantastic it looks on you.

Tampa Bay Lisa said...

Amazing and beautiful! I agree that it can be dressed up or down. The attention to detail is fabulous. I am super-impressed!!